re-integrating running into life, #20BooksOfSummer


that title sounds so dramatic, which it isn’t meant to be, but not sure how else to phrase it. As we move back toward normalcy, whatever that means, post covid-19, the weekend of May 15-16 was my first chance to look at how to integrate my covid running routine with “real life”. I knew that […]

Travel Tuesday: Active Leafcation


do you make up words? It sometimes drives me crazy — what is the ask? — when we have the perfectly good word “question”, but other times I’m full-on verbing/nouning. When I was thinking of the name for my Facebook album for the post, leafcation came to me as the perfect word, and so it […]

Falling into Running


I’m not going to blow up this post with photos since the plan is a Travel Tuesday Active Leafcation post, but suffice it to say that the utterly unplanned road trip was just what the body and soul needed. Marriott calls it a rejuvacation, and while I think that’s a mouthful, it’s so so true. […]

Working from Home and Running


or maybe working from home and not being in pain and running… I realized earlier this week I was going to cross 70 miles. By far my highest total when not marathon training, and last July was “only” 84.79. July total was 76.48 miles. WHOA. Four months of working from home and I’m finally in […]

Travel Tuesday: Dixie Road Trip


I’m back from my week away and will most likely have a mega Weekly Run Down next Sunday since I didn’t get it posted today. In my defense, I didn’t get home until 2 AM due to some weird flights. Although there were no long runs, it was a good, active week. Somehow, despite a […]

Beautiful Badlands


Either Flickr’s sale or the last WordPress update broke that plugin, so photos are here. I’m nearly done with my photos, but I still have way too many. The Badlands are almost beyond description though. Driving through scenery like that… with scenery like this in your mirrors. It’s just surreal. This was one of my […]

Exploring the South West: Day 1


1,297 photos, keeping 1,142 and 2.4GB of photos. Oh visiting a beautiful place.  This trip came about partially on a whim, partially driven by books.  There was a Jet Blue fare sale and an expiring flight credit, but there was also Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon series which put Mesa Verde on my radar.  As I […]

14.8 miles through DC


More photos here Back. Had an absolutely AMAZING time. Couldn’t have asked for better weather. Of course the map ended up wildly ambitious, which we expected. It still served as a good set of choices for things to do. Especially if you’re a history nut like I am. Part travel guide, part blog… We arrived […]